MEDWAY - Louis J. Ouellette, Sr., 78, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2015. He was born July 31, 1937 in St. Agatha, the son of Onezime and Marie Ann (Thibeault) Ouellette.
Louie grew up in St. Agatha, and went to work with his father in the woods. He married Betty Curtis, and they enjoyed 55 years together before her death in 2014. Louie worked for the Great Northern Paper Company for many years, retiring when it was under Bowater ownership. He and Betty enjoyed spending time at the family camp on South Twin Lake, boating, and making trips to the beach. Every summer, he and Betty spent time in Old Orchard Beach, some years making multiple trips. When they were in better health, they were fond of travelling around the country, and had especially memorable trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Over the years, they had several dogs who were loved, each of whom they spent many hours playing with. Louie avidly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and will be lovingly missed and fondly remembered by all.
Louie is survived by three children, Louis Ouellette, Jr. and his fiancé Jodi Healey of Medway, Lori Ann Chambers and her husband Jeff of Smyrna Mills, and Lisa Marie Castonguay and her husband John of Benton; two nieces who he raised as his own, Deborah Harriman and her husband Manfred of Woodville, and Andrea Paoletti and her husband Peter of East Millinocket; eleven grandchildren, Jason, Matthew, Nicholas, Jenny, Paige, Anna, David, Sean, Jeffrey, Miranda and Jade; ten great grandchildren; four sisters, Claudette, Loretta, Simone, and Sylvia; a brother, Maurice; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents and his wife, Louie was predeceased by a brother, Phillip Ouellette, a sister, Lurene Ouellette, and a grandson, Joey Ouellette.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice Program at Community Health and Counseling Services for the loving care and attention extended to Louie.
At Louie's request, services will be private. Gifts in memory of Louie may be sent to CHCS Hospice, Enfield Road, Lincoln, ME 04457. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.